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Cyber Security

Safeguarding Your Business in the Age of Cyber Threats: A Comprehensive Approach to Data Protection

The Growing Imperative of Data Protection In today’s digital landscape, safeguarding sensitive data has become paramount for businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re a small startup or a large corporation, the threat of cyberattacks looms large, with data protection emerging as the greatest cybersecurity challenge facing organisations across the board. The information for this blog

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Cloud Networking Cyber Security

Securing Infrastructure Administration in the Cloud: Best Practices for Enhanced Security

In today’s cloud-centric landscape, the security of infrastructure administration is paramount. With the evolution of cloud platforms, traditional approaches to secure remote access must adapt to meet new challenges and leverage modern solutions. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the recommendations provided by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) regarding the protection of legacy

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Cyber Security

Protecting Small Businesses from Cyber Threats: Insights and Strategies

In today’s digital landscape, cybercrime poses a significant threat to businesses of all sizes. While large corporations and government agencies often dominate headlines when it comes to cyberattacks, small businesses are disproportionately affected and face unique challenges in defending against these threats. In this blog post, we’ll explore why cybercrime hits small businesses the hardest

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Cyber Security

Vet chain targeted by hackers

Vet group CVS confirmed the attack yesterday (April 9) What information has been accessed? In a story by the BBC, the news site said: “CVS did not say what data had been accessed but said it had informed authorities ‘due to the risk of malicious access to personal information’.” CVS is a global veterinarian practice,

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Cyber Security

Shoe Company Announces Data Breach

Vans customers have been warned to watch out for “fraud” linked to a data breach VF Group, which owns the shoe brand, “detected ‘unauthorised activities’ on a part of its IT systems in December 2023, the group said. This story was reported by the BBC. You can read the full story here What Action Was Taken?

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Cyber Security

International Monetary Fund Hit by Cyber-Attack

The IMF detected the hack on February 16, 2024 In a report by securityweek.com, “11 IMF email accounts had been compromised. The hacked accounts were ‘re-secured’ and there is no indication at this point in the ongoing probe that the attacker gained access beyond these email accounts.” You can read the full story here How extensive

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Cyber Security

NHS Dumfries and Galloway Targeted by Cyber Criminals

The NHS Trust said it has been “targeted in a focused and ongoing” cyber-attack It has been reported by the BBC that “NHS Dumfries and Galloway said it was working with Police Scotland, the National Cyber Security Centre and the Scottish government to handle the attack on IT systems.” You can read the full story here

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Cyber Security

Belgian brewery hit by cyber-attack: Production hit

Production at Duvel Beer was halted last week due to a cyber-attack The attack occurred “during the night from Tuesday and Wednesday” and was reported by the BBC. A reporter from the BBC said: “The company (Duvel) said it fell victim to the suspected ransomware attack “during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday.” Read the

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Cyber Security

Traversing the 2024 Cybersecurity Landscape

In today’s rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, businesses must stay ahead of emerging risks to safeguard their digital assets. The “2024 State of the Phish Report” by Proofpoint sheds light on key trends and behaviours that IT companies like 4th Platform need to be aware of. Here are some actionable insights derived from the report:

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Cyber Security

University confirms ‘Cyber Security Incident’

The University of Wolverhampton reported the incident on February 20 The University experienced a “cyber security incident”, which led to IT systems going down. According to the BBC, “Thousands of university staff and students were asked to work from home after IT issues began on Tuesday across all of the University’s campuses.” Read BBC’s original

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Cyber Security

Southern Water hit by Cyber Attack

A data breach has been reported at the water company Southern Water announced the breach on February 12 and put a statement on its company’s press line.   It is believed that “data from a limited part of Southern Water’s server estate had been stolen and was at risk following an illegal intrusion into our IT

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